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Charter Member: National Garden Clubs, Inc.
a non-profit educational organization. The membership of NGC is composed of 5602 member garden clubs with 178,946 members in the fifty states. In addition, there are 654 international affiliates, making NGC the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world
Member: Central Atlantic Region
Office address: 21A Brookedge, Guilderland, NY 12084-9110
Phone and Fax: 518-869-6311
 The office is open Monday and Wednesdays 9-1 and 2-5
Tuesday and Thursdays 2-5

Closed Fridays *Note new hours!!!!!!!!*

  The Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc., was founded in 1924 and incorporated in 1930 for the purpose of supporting the Garden Clubs of New York State. The FGCNYS presently includes more than 250 garden clubs with 8105 members across the state.
  Membership in the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. offers garden club members the opportunity and privilege of participating with others in advancing and promoting the objectives and purposes for which the State Federation was formed:

Officers for YEARBOOKS (2019-2020)
NGC President: Gay Austin
Need to communicate with NGC President other than email, please contact headquarters

CAR Director: Gail Corle
            26 Mansion Blvd.
            Altoona, PA 16602
            814-932-3231 (c)

FGCNYS President: Vikki Bellias
             11 Black Duck Dr
             Stony Brook, NY 11790
These officers will assume office May 2019

21 A Brookedge, Guilderland, NY 12084-9110
518-869-6311    fgcnys@verizon.net

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The NEW HANDBOOK is available
Monica Hansen
President 2017-2019
2017-2019 THEME Plant America For a Cleaner, Greener, Healthier World
Fall Conference Judge's Council Designs

Family Outreach Program

The program was designed to reach families using a different approach! This program began in one Club and has now become a state-wide initiative. Many Libraries are struggling to stay open so getting creative was their only answer. Our local library decided to lend out gardening and home improvement tools making it possible to borrow a shovel, hoe or a hammer, items donated by hardware stores, or from home owners downsizing, etc. 

As the program grew we decided what a great idea! How can we as a Garden Club get on the band wagon……Thus the "Frog Bag" was born. Using a local Printing Company we created a washable book bag that kids could borrow! 

Since we started the program in the Spring of this year, it was decided books, newsletters to the kids and their parents, along with give-always, would change with the seasons. Starting with Spring, the bag contained the National Garden Club President’s book “The Frightened Frog”, a zip lock bag containing peat pots, soil for pots, sunflower seeds and string bean seeds. Also enclosed were directions to the parents and child on how to plant and replant when the seedlings are ready for the ground. The child was able to borrow the bag for a week then at the end of that week, return the bag and book and keep the give-away. As a Club we had had made up many zip lock give-away packets and letters to the family. The librarian was requested to reload the bag for the next child to borrow. As Summer approached, the contents of the bag switched to a Summer theme. The Library was told they could choose one of their books using the theme of bugs, leaves, or plants. Along with a newsletter to the families the bag contained a magnifying glass, directions on making a Ecological Survey site in their back yard, and directions on making a Nature Explorer's Journal to record their sightings. After a week the book and bag would again be returned for the next child to borrow. As Fall is approaching the bag contents will change and we will be adding the new National book the “The Saved Seed”! Along with a newsletter to the child and parents, the child will receive 3 flower bulbs to plant, craft directions on making things with leaves and saved pumpkin seeds. With each newsletter in the bag parents are encouraged to help teach the child the importance of saving our environment. At the same time given information on joining a local garden club. We have 4 libraries in our area on board with the program. And a waiting list of children waiting to borrow our Frog bag.

Carol Brown
Family Outreach Chairman

Digital version of new handbook now available from member services for $25.

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